15 organic bulbs 261419-15 £11.50

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable

Currently unavailable
Get notified when it's back!Close this
15 bulbs 260926-15 £9.50

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable

Currently unavailable
Get notified when it's back!Close this
30 bulbs 260926-30 £17.95

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable

Currently unavailable
Get notified when it's back!Close this
More Details

Tall, elegant flowers emerge in buttery yellow, then quickly fade to cream with the palest, softest, unsalted butter coloured interior.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Lily flowered
Variety Sapporo
Type Perennial
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container Garden
Bulb Size 11/+
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing Plant pointy end up 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart. Layer bulbs to a depth of 25-30cm (10-12in) if room is tight. Remember to add plenty of grit if your soil is heavy. For containers, space bulbs 1-2cm (½-1in) apart if planting in a single layer, give them more room, 2-3cm (1-1½in) if planting in a bulb lasagne.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don’t plant tulips until mid-late October. Plant pointy end up 10-15cm deep, 8cm apart in borders (less in containers). You can use a mycorrhizal Bulb Starter. After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.
Flowering April
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper to hold the stems ram-rod straight and leave to drink for at least 3 hours – or overnight. This helps keep the stems straight, but tulips do continue to grow after picking so curves may appear.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Protecting tulips from pests

Protect your tulips this spring from their main pests. This short guide shows you how to avoid tulip fire and squirrels.

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

Gardening at home with Sarah | May Tulips

Sarah shares her favourite tulips for companion planting, growing in shade and pots.

Gardening at home with Sarah | The best tulips at Perch Hill

In our latest video, Sarah shares her favourite tulips for picking, pots, borders and grass.

Gardening at home with Sarah | Tulips at Perch Hill

Watch as Sarah discusses her favourite varieties currently growing in the gardens at Perch Hill.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

How to plant and grow tulips

Find out the best way to plant your tulip bulbs for a great display next spring.

How to plant tulips using a traditional bulb planter

On a particularly blustery autumn day in October, Sarah shows you how to plant tulips with a bulb planter.

How to grow tulips in container pots

Sarah shows you a few different ideas and techniques for planting tulips in container pots, for beautiful spring displays in your garden.

Understanding the 15 different tulip groups

The full list of the different tulip groups, with a little specification, as well as an example. We hope from this you can learn a bit more to help...

A guide through the tulip trial beds at Perch Hill

Sarah guides you through the new tulip varieties she is trialling from her most recent trip to the Netherlands (Hortus Bulborum, Keukenhof). She...

Sarah's blog: The Tulip Garden

We had our first light frost this morning, which has made me start thinking about planting tulips...


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 days for despatch.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Tulip 'Sapporo' reviews

* * * * * Average based on 9 reviews

* * * * *

Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Rose

They were beautiful and lasted a long time

* - - - -

Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Janice

Many of the bulbs were infected with mould.

* * * * *

Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Bob

Excellent bulbs and gave a good show, just a shame that the other tulips planted and purchased with them were not as good made a disappointing display in my feature part of the garden

* * * * *

Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jackie

* * - - -

Reviewed 26th June 2019 by R McTurk

The trouble is that 2 of the tulip packets actually contained hyacinths which I didn’t realise until they sprouted and looked un-tulip like. I did ring up about this and was told “oh this sometimes happens” and was asked which tulips I didn’t get. Of course by that stage I had forgotten which varieties I hadn’t got! Hyacinths are lovely but they are not what I ordered so I was a bit disappointed.

* * * * *

Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sue

long-lasting and great flowers

Lovely tulip

* * * * *

Reviewed 12th May 2018 by Shirley Tolley

The first time I have grown this tulip, it's so lovely I'll definitely be growing it again next year. It also has good weather tolerance which is a must up here in Orkney.

Long lasting and so pretty

* * * * *

Reviewed 23rd September 2017 by J Orchard

These started soft yellow and faded to pure white. They flowered for weeks in pots. Planted with soft yellow daffs and pale blue and yellow violas. They faded to white in time to match the apple blossom above.


* * * * *

Reviewed 10th May 2015 by Elaine Gleave

These are so elegant, they start off a lemon colour and fade to a fab buttermilk also they last for ages, a great buy!